Torres WineFamilia Torres is a heavyweight in Spanish wine with a foot on Chile and California. It boasts 2,000 hectares of vines spread across Penedès, Priorat, Costers del Segre, Conca de Barberà, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rías Baixas and Rueda. They own wine facilities in all of these regions except in Conca de Barberà. Vardon Kennett, its first sparkling wine launched at the end of 2016, doesn’t belong to any appellation.
Despite its size, it remains a family-owned company with a strong brand presence internationally. With their wines available in 150 countries, Familia Torres has been named Europe’s most admired brand for nine years by beverage magazine Drinks International. Selling wine overseas was one of the goals pursued by Jaime Torres Vendrell when he founded the company together with his brother Miguel in 1870. At the time Jaime, who had just returned from Cuba, wanted to send wine to America. The second generation, with Juan Torres Casals at the helm, set up the distillation of brandies whereas Miguel Torres Carbó (third generation) actively promoted the bottling of wines and opened new export markets.